Friends and Heroes

Ages 7-11; 26 lessons over 6 series

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Friends and Heroes uses creative storytelling and high-quality animation to teach, entertain, and inspire children through exciting adventures and life-changing Bible stories.

Follow the adventures of Macky and friends in 1st century Rome to teach important lessons about courage, faith, hope and much more. Bible stories are woven into the action-packed animations kids will love.

Friends and Heroes is best enjoyed sequentially so kids can fully engage with the characters. Each animated adventure story comes in two parts and is shown over 2 lessons – kids will be so excited for the next instalment each lesson!

What are the lessons like?

Friends and Heroes lessons comprise the following sections:

  • Prepare – notes and ideas to help you prepare for the lesson

  • Starting Off - Gather together to watch today's episode and explore the Bible story with activity time.

  • In Deeper - Dig deeper into the Bible story and help the children make personal connections through activities and discussions.

  • Prayer Time - Finish the lesson with a time of prayer and connect with families as they collect their children.

Content example: This video introduces the character Macky and his friends.


Dive into Friends and Heroes Series One where you’ll find 26 lessons over 6 series. Designed to run sequentially from lesson 1 to lesson 26, we have carefully grouped them into 4- and 6-part series by theme.

1.1 Journeys and Friends: When we listen and are faithful to him, God gives us courage and strength in extraordinary circumstances. This series, journey with Macky and friends to learn lessons in trust, pride, forgiveness and honesty, all backed by Biblical truths.

1.2 Hope and Monsters: We all need God’s help and God wants us to help others. This series, as Macky’s adventures continue, kids will explore Old and New Testament stories to learn lessons in overcoming adversity, caring for others and remaining hopeful.

1.3 Heroes and Freedom: God’s path is always the right path, but it’s not always the easiest. This series, join Macky and friends as they face refugee rebels and rescue some slaves, and learn Biblical lessons in wisdom and justice along the way.

1.4 Loss and Lost: God wants us to live well together. This series explores the values of true friendship, acceptance and doing the right thing. As Macky and friends experience trickery and theft, children will learn how the Bible teaches a better way.

1.5 Giving and Playing: As we follow Jesus, we become more like him. Through adventures with Macky and exploring the Bible, this series children will learn the Christ-like qualities of forgiveness, generosity and courage to stand up for their beliefs.

1.6 Leaving and Loving: Jesus sent his Spirit to help us navigate life’s changes, guide our choices and empower us to do God’s work. In this 6-part series, Macky’s adventures conclude with an important decision, as children discover the inspirational, transformational power of God.

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